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September 27, 2021 | 0 comments
Plus, kids ages 5–11 may get first shots by Halloween, and two shots prove better than one for J&J vaccine.
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September 27, 2021 | 0 comments
Years later, "the ordeal still casts a shadow that complicates my everyday existence."
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September 24, 2021 | 0 comments
A reporter charts the devastating toll of novel coronavirus outbreaks in Santa Barbara County skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care facilities.
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September 21, 2021 | 0 comments
Recent research is shedding new light on how mothers' brains undergo significant changes after giving birth.
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September 20, 2021 | 0 comments
FDA advisors back Pfizer booster for high-risk groups, and fears of winter respiratory "twindemic" loom.
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September 20, 2021 | 0 comments
New research has some surprising findings that challenge old assumptions about Medicaid.
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September 17, 2021 | 0 comments
It’s shocking: Preschoolers are three times more likely to be expelled than children in elementary, middle and high school, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Health & Human... more
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September 16, 2021 | 0 comments
San Diego County’s refusal to release data spurs legal battle for access to information that helps journalists report.
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September 14, 2021 | 0 comments
While hospitals often deflect blame to other sectors of health care, there’s no question they play an outsized role in rising costs.
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September 13, 2021 | 0 comments
Biden's latest salvo against delta, plus vaccines and boosters fuel ethical quagmires.
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September 13, 2021 | 0 comments
Antibodies wane with time, but other layers of cell defenses remain ready to deploy, panelists explain.
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September 08, 2021 | 1 comments
Child advocates and researchers believe the new child tax credit is a huge deal for families — here's why.
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September 07, 2021 | 0 comments
School mask mandates become civil rights issue, booster fault lines emerge, and long COVID mysteries abound.
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September 07, 2021 | 0 comments
Ever-harsher restrictions in Texas force more women to seek care out of state.
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September 02, 2021 | 0 comments
Reporters share how the Supreme Court decision changed the story in their states – or didn’t.



“Racism in medicine is a national emergency.” That’s how journalist Nicholas St. Fleur characterized the crisis facing American health care this spring, as his team at STAT embarked on “Color Code,” an eight-episode series exploring medical mistrust in communities of color across the country. In this webinar, we’ll take inspiration from their work to discuss strategies and examples for telling stories about inequities, disparities and racism in health care systems. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team.


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